AHA News: Is It Fatigue Or a Stroke? Women Shouldn't Ignore These Warning Signs

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S., and women make up nearly 60% of all stroke deaths. Why? In part, experts say, women may have symptoms subtle enough to be...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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Conclusions: Some VRT games were more likely to push participants to challenge their limits of stability. Others required less displacement but more trunk stability. These results can guide which VRT games are used for the rehabilitation of sitting balance after stroke. Implications for rehabilitation Some virtual reality training games produce greater displacements of the centre of pressure in sitting than others, suggesting that careful matching between game challenge and desired therapeutic outcome is necessary when selecting games. Virtual reality training performed in sitting with feet on the floor challenges sitting ...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2019Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 117Author(s): Shilun Yang, Haigang Wang, Yinglin Yang, Rui Wang, Yuehua Wang, Chunfu Wu, Guanhua DuAbstractIschemic stroke is a cerebrovascular disease with high morbidity, high mortality, and high disability, representing a serious threat to human life and health. Clinically, the extensive injury caused by ischemic stroke results from ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury thrombolytic treatment. However, there are few reports on the use of medications in the subacute stage of cerebral I/R. Baicalein (5,6,7-trihydroxyflavone) is a biologically act...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Patients with low income, family caregiver, and no insurance have a poorer prognosis after ischemic stroke that can be partly explained by intermediate variable in the patients' demographic characteristics, cardiovascular disease, behavior lifestyle, and stroke severity. Abbreviations: DALYs: disability-adjusted life years; SES: socioeconomic status; FMC: free medical care; MIUR: medical insurance for urban residents; MIUE: medical insurance for urban employees; NCMS: new rural cooperative medical scheme ; NIHSS: National Institute of Health Stroke Scale ; mRS: modified Rankin scale; OR: odds ratios; CI: confi...
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
Rehabilitation for stroke patients with severe motor impairments is burdensome and demanding because most of the current rehabilitation options require some volitional movement to train the affected side. However, research has shown that survivors of severe stroke may receive modest benefits from action observation, virtual reality (VR), and brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). These approaches have shown some success in strengthening key motor pathways thought to support motor recovery after stroke. The purpose of this study was to combine the principles of action observation, VR, and BCI in a platform called REINVENT and as...
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusions: Strategy training can be adapted for delivery using mobile health technology, with careful consideration to methods for training participants on new technology and the intervention delivery. Future research should establish the efficacy and effectiveness of integrating mobile health in delivery of interventions that promote engagement in client-selected activities and community participation. Implications for rehabilitation Translating the strategy training intervention from face-to-face to remote delivery required thoughtful adaptation of the intervention protocol. Strategies for training clients to use mobil...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol Source Type: research
Conditions:   Occupational Therapy;   Intellectual Disability;   Acquired Brain Injury;   Students;   Stroke;   Awareness Interventions:   Behavioral: Occupational self-analysis;   Behavioral: Vocational guidance;   Behavioral: Usual Rehabilitation Sponsors:   University of Malaga;   Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Abstract Stroke remains a leading cause of disability worldwide. Recently, we have established an animal model of stroke that results in delayed impairment in spatial memory, allowing us to better investigate cognitive deficits. Young and aged brains show different recovery profiles after stroke; therefore, we assessed aged-related differences in poststroke cognition. As neurotrophic support diminishes with age, we also investigated the involvement of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in these differences. Young (3-6 months old) and aged (16-21 months old) mice were trained in operant touchscreen chambers t...
Source: Neural Plasticity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research
Conclusion: The stroke survivors and caregivers welcomed the concept of mobile-based home exercise program even in a low-resource settings, but further studies to understand treatment and cost-effectiveness of this technology among the stroke survivors would lead to better implementation. PMID: 31186627 [PubMed]
Source: International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications - Category: Information Technology Tags: Int J Telemed Appl Source Type: research
Conclusions: Regardless of the stroke type, divergent results were only found in two domains, "vitality" and "mental health." There was an improvement over time, but the scores obtained were still lower than those observed in the normative group, which indicated that the participants' health was highly compromised. This study provides more information for faster rehabilitation after stroke; even so, more studies are needed. PMID: 31182979 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Behavioural Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Behav Neurol Source Type: research
In this study, we found that miR-874-3p levels significantly decreased in rat I/R brain induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion/reperfusion (MCAO/R) and SH-SY5Y cells following oxygen-glucose deprivation and reperfusion (OGD/R) treatment. Upregulation of miR-874-3p reduced infarct volumes and cell apoptosis in the in vivo I/R stroke model using TTC and TUNEL staining, as well as increased proliferation and inhibited apoptosis in OGD/R induced SH-SY5Y cells by CCK-8, Edu staining and flow cytometry analysis. Mechanistically, bioinformatics analysis and luciferase reporter assay confirmed BCL-2-modifying factor (BMF) and...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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